Being turned down romantically is no fun, but by proactively seeking out a road to recovery, you can make bouncing back easier.
Social connections with friends and family can play a vital role in helping you regroup emotionally, both through commiseration and emotional support and through helping you find distractions.
However, it can also be useful to sometimes look back on what might have gone wrong so you can apply those lessons to the future, as long as you avoid obsessively fixating on this topic.
- Being turned down romantically is upsetting, but commiserating with your social support system can help you deal with those feelings.
- Finding ways to distract yourself, preferably with the help of friends and family, is a great way to help yourself move on.
- Sometimes, taking the time to think and reflect on what went wrong in the romance is worthwhile as a way of seeking lessons for the future, as long as it doesn’t become a fixation.
“The road to relational recovery is paved with activity and positive behavior.”